STRESS, it’s such an ugly word and an even worse feeling! Many of us deal with it on a day-to-day basis and yet we don’t really know what it is. Stress is a feeling of anguish, anxiety, incompetence and worries. There are many causes for stress yet the one thing it affects the most is your health, both your physical and mental well-being. When one is stressed your immune system isn't as strong as it should be you are more susceptible to germs and virus, which cause your body to become sick. Once you become sick it becomes it a lot harder to concentrate on what needs to be done because our body is trying to focus more on making itself better and all its energy is going towards the illness.
A great way to deal with stress would be by working out even if it’s just for 20 minutes a day of cardio. By working out, your body releases endorphin. Endorphin are hormones that make your body feel better, are a natural source of pain relievers, and they make you happy because your state of mind changes.
Having a well balanced diet also helps with reducing your stress levels. There are many different kinds of foods that help with this and they range from light snacks such as nuts to hearty meals such as turkey! These foods are high in certain vitamins and minerals that are proven to stimulate blood flow that in turn can help reduce your feelings of stress. A great article that describes these super foods is by Marie Claire; it gives great tips on how these foods help you and how they can be eaten. There are also 50 great and simple ways to ease, reduce, or get rid of your stress they may sound silly but they are as simple as hugging someone or brushing your hair.
Reducing your stress will not only make you feel better about yourself but it will allow you to do better on whatever tasks you have at hand!
By Wendy Vega